It all began more than a century ago as a numismatic journey and Canada’s love affair with the first of their nationally produced coins when on January 2nd 1908, Lady Grey, the wife of Canada’s Governor-General struck the first one cent coin at the new Royal Mint facility located in Ottawa. Since then, Canada’s one cent or “penny” coin has undergone several changes from a decreased size in 1920 to adopting the more internationally recognized maple leaf in 1937.
A one-year-only commemorative design celebrating Canada’s Centennial of Confederation was introduced in 1967.
Finally, after public consultation and a study undertaken by the Canadian Finance Ministry, it was decided that the one cent coin was no longer economically viable to continue the issue of the denomination.
On the 12th May of this year, the iconic coin was struck for the last time.
Own 2 rolls of the final year of the Canadian Cent.